February 14, 2014

Black Gold Flowing Again in Iran

Johnson & Trindle, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Exports of Iranian crude oil jumped in January, raising concerns that the sanctions relief included in the interim nuclear agreement between Western countries and Tehran is giving a shot in the arm to the struggling Iranian economy that could weaken prospects for a comprehensive deal to derail Iranian nuclear weapons development.

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